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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Theh Oasis legend returns to his old north London stomping ground to play the Hampstead mansion's Heritage Live concert series

Launches and performances this month recall the days when 'Finchleystrasse' and its famous Cosmo Cafe were a sanctuary for Jewish émigrés.

A highlights package from an incredible year for the electronica legends.

Too much concept and too little clarity hamper an otherwise enjoyable production of Puccini's classic opera

Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, newsreader John Suchet, and clarinettist Julian Bliss are among the top names playing intimate concerts in Highgate churches

Steven Isserlis offers his expertise to other classical musicians over a three hour event as part of the Hampstead Arts Festival

Review: Stereophonics - Kind

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kelly and Co keep it under 50 for their middle-of-the-road cruise down the Americana highway.

Whilst others were trying to put the country to rights in Westminster, last Saturday (Oct. 19) saw the birth of a new orchestra in the Pond Street Chapel (United Reformed Church) in Highgate.

Ahead of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth the Belsize Park performer plays his Eroica variations at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue next month

Take shelter with these two and rediscover the joy of the album.

Under the baton of conductor David Temple the chorus and a full orchestra did justice to Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Welsh company Opera D'draig transposes Donizetti's comic opera to 1980s Barry Island to beautiful bawdy and hilarious effect

David Stark has more Fab Four stories than most. As a lad he hung around outside the studios to catch a glimpse of the band - but over the years he would meet them all. He spoke to Sam Gelder to mark the legendary album's 50th anniversary today.

Sophomore record from the genre-straddling rap artist holds a mirror up to himself to reassure fans they're not alone.

Pieces by Telemann, Valentini and Vivaldi are showcased on period instruments at St Peter's in Belsize Square

Album review: Metronomy - Metronomy Forever

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Three years on from Summer 08, Joseph Mount strives for truly timeless tunes.

In 'Dear Marie Stopes' Alex Mills sets "heartfelt, emotional" letters from grateful women to meditative music

Album review: Iggy Pop - Free

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Iggy's latest finds him as an artist rather than a rock star, swimming in contemplative, jazz-inflected waters.

Whether the drill rap scene likes it or not, for those outside of its primary audience the view persists that it is a genre dogged by ignominious repute.

Most of us regard Kings Place as the home of two concert halls. What's not often realised is that it's also a temple of words, and that the London Podcast Festival - which it annually hosts - is the beating heart of this new spoken-word art form.

One of the world's leading sitarists - and a prominent campaigner for disabled people in the arts - is coming to Lauderdale House for a highly anticipated concert this weekend.

Review: Around the World with HGO

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

It didn't take long for mezzo Beth Moxon and soprano Luci Briginshaw to remind the audience of St Michael's terrific acoustic.

As their name suggests, Ridiculous aren't taking themselves too seriously - and if you weren't sure where they hail from, the lyric "who wants to be a millionaire," might give away their Hampstead stock.

Handsome Family labelmate and former ballerina fronts a set of disarming, powerful reflections on love and life.

Album review: Kaiser Chiefs - Duck

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ricky Wilson and his wholesome collective of jolly moshpit makers are back for a seventh LP

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